Overall Rating Reporter - expired
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Liaison Maria Ayala
Submission Date Dec. 25, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Universidad San Francisco de Quito
OP-T2-5: Trans-Fats

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Mario Jimenez
Head Chef
Food and Beverage CPU
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Does the institution use frying oil that does not include trans-fats and seek to avoid foods that include trans-fats in its dining operations?:

A brief description of the trans-fats avoidance program, policy, or practice:

University uses 100% vegetable oil “El Cocinero,” which is fabricated with palm oleins and pure soy extract. This oil is designed to resist high temperatures and has no cholesterol. This oil is considered to have no transfat, which has a strict discarding policy to provide students with quality food. A company, which is environmentally certified, provides a service to the University and properly discards the oil.

One of the only possible products that may have transfats are pre-fabricated potatoes chips and other snacks. We calculated that on average 624 bags of snacks are sold each month. That comes down to an average of 7 bags per day.

The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:

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